The Ridge Church
God’s Will and the Holy Spirit
October 27 - Sunday Morning Bible Study Outline
Locations & Times
  • The Ridge Church
    7350 Old Hwy 13, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
    Sunday 9:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM
The Point

The Holy Spirit will guide us in knowing God’s will.
Life Connection
It’s often easy to be led by our feelings or emotions. It just feels right. We know we can’t always trust our feelings, but are there times when that “inner voice” is right? God’s Holy Spirit is separate from our conscience. God reveals His will through His Holy Spirit. In 1 Corinthians 2, Paul told us the role the Holy Spirit plays in revealing the will of God to us.
The Setting
One of the ways in which God reveals His will to His children is through the Holy Spirit, who indwells believers. In 1 Corinthians 2, Paul wrote about the role the Holy Spirit plays in revealing the will of God to believers.
Whose advice do you often recall—even years later?
Where do you see key differences between God’s wisdom and the wisdom of the world?

What truths about God seem hard to believe for many people in our culture?
How can we discern whether it’s the Holy Spirit who is speaking to and leading us?

What does it look like to have the mind of Christ?

Where have you seen God’s wisdom considered “foolishness”?
When you have the Holy Spirit dwelling within you, you have every resource of heaven at your disposal. The Spirit’s role is to lead you in knowing God’s will and empowering you to carry it out. What is He currently seeking to do in and through you?

Request guidance. Thank God for the presence of His Holy Spirit in your life. Express a desire to let Him lead you in what you think and do.

Seek the mind of Christ. Take inventory of your current thoughts on important subjects such as politics, marriage, work, church, family, and social issues. Evaluate your views in light of what Scripture teaches. Ask God to grow you in thinking with the mind of Christ in these matters.

Obey the Spirit. Act on what the Holy Spirit is leading you to do. It is as simple as that. Delayed obedience is disobedience, so trust God to empower you in what He leads you to do.
The Holy Spirit knows all of God’s plans and purposes for your life, and He wants you to know God’s will. Be more intentional about seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance for everything in your life.